Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the services. Each machine is designed for a specific treatment, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Monthly tanning members or those who opt for six tanning sessions can harness the sun-kissing power of Planet Beach's top-notch tanning beds, whereas Mystic Tanners can step into the Mystic Tan UV-free bronzing chamber for one session and emerge seconds later, appearing as if they have been fox-trotting with the sun. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call to make an appointment.
Samantha Frye floats across the hardwood floors of the elegant Contempo Hair Studio, scissors, hairdryer, and advanced styling products in-hand. The seasoned stylist transforms hair with an array of services, including trendy cuts, smoothing amino fusion treatments, and glamorous hair extensions. A trained and experienced cosmetologist, Samantha also offers makeup applications and waxing.To keep up with the latest beauty trends and techniques, the dedicated professional regularly attends styling workshops around the country.
Despite her role as the owner of Studio 1146, Lindsay Duggan still works behind the chair to keep her aesthetician's senses sharp. She and her staff command expertise over a gamut of spa and salon services, capable of beautifying chipped nails and coloring actresses' hair for black-and-white movies.
Nail technician, permanent-makeup artist, and Blush Salon & Spa owner Susan Livingston calls on more than 14 years of experience in the salon industry to lead a continually educated team of beauticians in intensifying visitors' outer allure. Behind Blush's solid-brick façade, guests discover a cheerful interior playfully festooned with pastel-green hues, wavy mirrors at each station, and cartoon flowers singing "Walking on Sunshine." While indulging in the uplifting atmosphere, clients march their way to aesthetic excellence with a variety of services for hair, skin, and nails. Blush's team also performs a multitude of relaxing spa treatments, such as mani-pedis and chemical peels, which are ideal for those in need of pampering and stress relief.
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
The cosmetologists at Professional Image Enhancement offer skincare and hair-removal services driven by chemistry and technology. Skincare services include custom acne treatments, glycolic peels, and microdermabrasions, during which tiny, captivating crystals lure dead skin cells and impurities from the face with promises of emollient rivers and breathtaking fields of lotion. By letting faces breathe, the studio's skincare treatments help products penetrate the epidermis in order to moisturize and tone. For hair removal, waxing services utilize hot wax to temporarily remove hair, and electrolysis deploys mild electric currents to destroy follicles and permanently stunt regrowth.
Regis Salons' skilled network of hair stylists comes armed with an arsenal of styling weaponry and deft understanding of the latest color trends and cutting techniques. Manage mane health with a deep-conditioning treatment that infuses cuticles with currents of aqueous confidence. Once hydrated, tresses are trimmed and tousled with styling moxie. Those with more grandiose visions for their head-hedges may opt for full-tilt color application ($50–$75) or streaky sets of highlights ($80–$110). In addition to altering hair hues, Regis Salons coil locks to your liking with perm services ($60–80) or easily unwinds them with a relaxer ($60–80) and snifter of 1942 scotch. Prices vary by location.